Terminator Salvation Director is Bringing Dontnod's Vampyr to TV

Vampire diaries.

Vampyr, Dontnod Entertainment's gothic vampire game which followed their critically-acclaimed Life is Strange series, is getting a television series courtesy of Fox 21 Television. Development on the Vampyr is still early so stuff like casting and plot details haven't been revealed. All we must go by for now is the source material and the director.

Vampyr is an action game set during the dawn of the 20th century in 1918 London. The main protagonist, Jonathan Reid, is a vampire but also a former doctor. Players must choose whether or not to keep Reid dedicated to his past as a life-saver or give in to his vampire impulses and feast on the innocents. The choice between saving lives or taking them is the main driver of Vampyr's emotional story, and was praised by critics at launch.


According to Deadline, the Vampyr series is being handled by McG who will direct and produce the series through his own development studio Wonderland Sound & Vision. McG, whose real, not-cool name, is Joseph McGinty Nichol, is the director of both the early Charlie's Angels movies as well as Terminator Salvation. Most recently McG served as director and producer for the Lethal Weapon TV show reboot.

So, we can comfortably say that McG is an action-oriented director, but Vampyr is an action game so I expect we'll see some cool vampire fights. The question remains how Vampyr's emotional turmoil and moral choice mechanic will be portrayed. But that's questions we'll have answers as development progresses.

In a statement DONTNOD CEO Oskar Guilbert says, “We believe [Vampyr] is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story.”

For more, check out our Vampyr guide for a beginner's introduction to Dontnod's gothic adventure. The studio is currently working on Life is Strange 2, as well as a new mystery game called Twin Mirror.

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